Located near Beaune, Aloxe-Corton, and Savigny-les-Beaune, Chorey-lès-Beaune lays at the base of the Côte de Beaune in the Côte d’Or region, spreading out across 134 hectares of vines. These vines produce mainly red wine.
The Chorey les Beaune appellation has the unique trait of having two thirds of its vines planted on the plain.
- A soil made of marl limestone deposits on a rockier base, sometimes nuanced by ferruginous soil sliding down from the hill over the last hundreds of years.
- Medium to steep incline.
- South-West and southern exposure.
- Altitude entre 250 mètres
The Pinot Noir is the grape variety of the Chorey-lès-Beaune:
- 10 000 feet/ha
- Guyot or « cordon de Royat » type pruning
- Manual harvest
- Yield of 45 hl/ha
With its vineyard spreading out across the plains, Chorey-lès-Beaune is an exception in the Burgundian appellations landscape. Producing red wines, as well as a tiny quantity of whites, the appellation doesn’t have a single Premier Cru: perhaps a result of the « colonization » of the plain.
Situated not far from the huge Bressan basin, the vines are cultivated on the plain, on deep soil but one that is constituted of clay and limestone resting on marls and gravel of alluvial origin, an essential characteristic of an ideal soil for vine cultivation: it benefits from excellent natural drainage.
This vineyard appreciates dry and even very dry years. When the soil cracks under the effects of Burgundy’s summer heat, this vineyard produces its best wines.
This wine will ideally accompany roasted or marinated poultry, roasted or grilled beef, fine cured meats, warm tarts. It can also be great with French Camembert or Brie cheese.
Serve at a temperature of 15 to 16 °C. (59-61°F.).
This wine can be served now as well as be cellared for another 2 to 3 years in optimal conditions.